African Journal of
Biochemistry Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biochem. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0778
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 413

Full Length Research Paper

Medicinal effects of Saffron on obese animals by reducing Castelli’s risk index to protect from cardio-pathology and psychological distress

Saara Ahmad
  • Saara Ahmad
  • Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, the Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan.
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Hamna Rafiq
  • Hamna Rafiq
  • Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, the Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan.
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Asra Khan
  • Asra Khan
  • Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, the Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan.
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Prashant Tikmani
  • Prashant Tikmani
  • Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, the Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan.
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Saima Khaliq
  • Saima Khaliq
  • Department of Biochemistry, Federal Urdu University of Science, Arts and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan.
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Saad Bilal Ahmed
  • Saad Bilal Ahmed
  • Department of Geriatrics, Saint John of God Health Care, Australia.
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Muhammad Misbah ur Rehman
  • Muhammad Misbah ur Rehman
  • Department of Surgery, Hussain Lakhani Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan.
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  •  Received: 29 September 2021
  •  Accepted: 17 November 2021
  •  Published: 31 January 2022

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